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Registration of FIR is not necessary before arresting a person U/s. 104 of Customs Act

Kishin S. Loungani Vs. Union Of India (High Court Of Kerala at Ernakulam)

It is apparent that the proceedings conducted by an officer of the Central Excise are vitally different from the investigation by a police officer. It is implicit that a person who is making a statement before a Central Excise Officer can be called upon to sign the statement. On a combined reading of Sections 13 and 14, it is clear that a...

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Simultaneous penalty on firm & partners restricted to abetment

M/s. Amritlakshmi Machine Works Vs The Commissioner of Customs (Import) (Bombay High Court)

Bombay High Court held that Simultaneous penalty can be imposed both on the partners and partnership-firm under Section 112 (a) where the charge on the firm is of acting or omitting to act rendering the goods liable for confiscation and the notice issued to the partner makes out a separate case of abetment on his part. ...

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Charges having no nexus with import not includible in AV of imported goods

M/s Schwing Stetter (India) Private Limited Vs Commissioner of Customs (Imports) (CESTAT Chennai)

The Appellant imported machinery i.e. Schwing mobile concrete pump placers from their related supplier. Though both the foreign supplier and the Appellant are related, as per the O-I-O of the Deputy Commissioner of Customs (SVB) dated December 22, 2000...

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CESTAT Requests CBEC to issue appropriate Guideline to Quasi-Judicial Authorities

Commissioner of Customs (Import) Vs M/s. Do Best Infoway (CESTAT Chennai)

Revenue has come in appeal before the Hon'ble Tribunal against the order passed by Learned Commissioner (Appeals) setting aside the assessment enhancing the declared value in respect of imported aluminium foil paper from China....

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Custom valuation Rule 4 will not apply if Import is without monetary consideration: SC

M/s GMR Energy Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs (Supreme Court of India)

In the Case of M/s GMR Energy Ltd vs. Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore, Hon’ble Supreme Court while dealing with the appeal of the assessee and of the revenue held that Rules 4 and 9 of the Custom Valuation Rules, 1988 would only apply in case imported goods are sold for export to India....

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Recovery cannot be made from bonfide purchaser of DFIA/DEPB license – CESTAT

Sumit Wool Processors Vs Commissioner of Customs (Import) / (Export) (CESTAT Mumbai)

In the case of Sumit Wool Processors vs. Commissioner of Customs (Import) / (Export) it was held that it is a settled law that even a license obtained by fraud or mis-representation of facts is only voidable and not void ab-initio. It is good in law until it is avoided....

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Personal accountability with fine imposed on custom officials for non compliance of release order of goods

M/s Overseas Enterprises Vs Union of India through the CC of Customs (Patna High Court)

Patna High Court held In the case of M/s Overseas Enterprises vs. The Union of India through the CC of Customs that there was absolutely no justification at all either on fact or in law in not giving effect to the order of the provisional release dated 28.03.2013....

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Anti-dumping duty cannot be charged for gap period, the period between lapse of provisional duty & imposition of final duty: SC

Commissioner of Customs Vs M/S. G.M. Exports & Others (Supreme Court of India)

Supreme Court held In the case of Commissioner of Customs vs. M/S. G.M. Exports & Others that the final anti-dumping duty only incorporates the provisional anti-dumping duty within itself, but in the manner provided by Rule 13 of Anti-dumping rules....

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Provisions of interest on belated refund U/s. 27A of Customs Act also applies on belated refund of SAD

Principal Commissioner of Custom Vs Riso India (P.) Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

Principal Commissioner of Custom Vs. Riso India (P.) Ltd. (Delhi High Court) Duty' as defined in Section 2(15) of the Customs Act, is wide enough to cover all kinds of duty, including SAD. Hence, as per Section 3(8) of Customs Tariff Act...

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Post-importation services could not be added to value of goods imported

Commnr. Of Customs (Appeal) Chennai Vs M/s. Same Engines India Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

Same Engines India Pvt. Ltd. (the Respondent) had imported components of Tractors from Foreign party and filed Bill of Entry stating the price at which the goods were imported and seeking to pay the Customs duty thereon....

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